• Learning to Love Again + My Return to Poetry

    It has been just over a year since I posted any new content on this site! I realise, time and time again, how I fall victim to the trap of writers block and how serious it can be. Once again,…

  • Poetry Meets Charity

    As I’m sure you’re all aware, I published my first book of poetry last month, with the promise of donating 100% of the proceeds to Shelter – a charity I am very passionately about. So far, there have been two…

  • The First Martyr of the Easter Rising

    Patrick Pearse stood by the steps of the General Post Office (G.P.O.) on O’Connell Street and declared that “the Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman.” Masses of people lined the streets…

  • The raggedy man in Birmingham

    As of September, I became a resident of Birmingham. Since then, I have frequented the city centre dozens of times for job interviews, work and leisurely purposes. As much as I love the city of Birmingham and what it offers,…